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2010 best, worst Long Island stock

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on the last day of 2010. Photo Credit: AP

Here are the best- and worst-performing Long Island stocks for 2010.

Arbor Realty Trust
(ABR)
Uniondale
Friday close: $5.96
2010 return: +199.5%
Of all local stocks that began 2010 with a price of at least $1, the commercial lender was the best performer as a stabilizing real estate market helped shares recover from an all-time low.

Jennifer Convertibles
(JENNQ)
Woodbury
Friday close: $0.008
2010 return: -99.4%
The furniture retailer, battered by the recession, was Long Island's worst performing stock in 2010. Liquidity woes forced Jennifer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July.

Shown above are traders on the New York Stock Exchange on the last day of 2010.

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